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Devotions

The weekly devotions on this page are written by our staff, volunteers and those involved in intercessory prayer ministry. We are grateful for their contribution and heart after God.

A new devotion will be posted every Monday.


Heaven’s 9-1-1

Sharon Couchman

During this memorial week of 9/11 we are reminded of the devastation that thrust our nation into panic in 2001. Fear and shock gripped the hearts of Americans and the world on that day. We watched in horror as we saw the twin towers fall and survivors fleeing for their lives.

So this week especially, keep the families who lost loved ones and the survivors in your hearts and prayers. Please join us in praying for the safety and protection of our nation and leaders.

In the midst of all the world’s turmoil, wars and rumors of wars, it is difficult not to be concerned about future events. Prophecies will be fulfilled, but God is still our Refuge and Protector. He watches over us. Continue reading

Train Up A Child

Betty Dewhirst

I have shared some of my own experiences in former devotions I have written. My youngest son, Jeff Dahl, recently sent me an email that I would like to share with you. It is so important for all of us to be sensitive to the Holy Spirit. The Lord wants to use all of us who know Him to reach out to others. May you be encouraged in the Lord as you read the following. Betty

Jeff begins his email by saying, Even when he is old he will not depart from it…….

Sometimes witnessing comes rather spontaneously for me. Two days ago, I had a customer drop by who needed the wheel of his motorcycle repaired as the sprocket bolts had all sheared off. When I first met this man June 4th of 2014, I immediately saw something about him that caused me to see that this was no ordinary man.

We discussed the job, decided what to do and the cost to fix it. Somehow he mentioned to me that he as a boy knew God but his parental figure had been less than a good example of Christ to him. This had caused much harm and doubt in him. Yet he heard the message as a boy. I asked him if he reads the Bible and he said “No”, but when he told me I said, “That is going to change”. Continue reading

His Presence

Carol Gonterman

When I started asking the Lord what He would like me to write in a devotion to Him, I found myself humming the most beautiful melody. Several times during the last month or so I would hear this song with the words in my head. But, when I would get to a certain verse I would forget the words.

A couple of times the ladies I pray with would try to remember the words as well but were unable to recall them, so we would just hum that part. Last week I asked my friend if she would try to find this song for me. She did, and we just loved it! The name of this song is, In Your Presence, Oh God. Continue reading

Words to Talk and Walk By

Ever wonder why words are so very exciting and important to us? God’s words that is!

“The Lord God has given me the tongue of the learned, that I should know how to speak a word in season to him who is weary. He awakens me morning by morning, He awakens my ear to hear as the learned.” (Isaiah 50:4)

As a young girl I remember writing letters to family and friends and was always encouraged by their responses. I would also write about my pets, nature and creative writing. I enjoyed making cards (even to this day at 65 years of age.) I enjoyed writing as it would encourage others or just let them know that I cared. Later I enjoyed crafting, drawing and continued writings. Continue reading

Cover Your Family with Prayer

Sharon Couchman

Lately thoughts have taken me back to my days as a single mom raising four children. Scenes from the past have flooded back as I recalled the challenges that faced my family in preparing for each school year. These memories were triggered by recent conversations regarding my grandchildren’s needs for the fast-approaching new school year. Other memories popped up from seeing all those back-to-school ads.

I remember as summer days drew to a close the excitement of being out of school had run its course and my kids actually wanted to go back to school! They looked forward to having a new teacher, reuniting with old friends, making new ones, and shopping for clothes and needed supplies. During these times fear would try to grip and convince me that I would not have enough money even for the basics. Continue reading